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The Odyssey : Welcome!


"And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared."

- The Odyssey, Book Two, Homer

Here you will find information about events sponsored by the Humanities department, as well as resources pertaining to The Odyssey.

 Some of these resources are accessible with one click, while others might require you to login with your Borrower ID and PIN. Your Borrower ID is your VID, and the PIN is the last four digits of your VID. Contact Librarian Ciara Hensley at if you need help accessing any of the sources. 

For questions about the events and discipline-specific information, please contact Dr. George Brooks at

"The Odyssey" | Live Concert

A Folk Concert by Joe Goodkin | A New Adaptation of The Odyssey in Song




"Part lecture, part musical performance, and part interactive discussion, the centerpiece of Joe's program is a 35 minute continuous performance of 24 original songs with lyrics inspired by Odysseus' famous exploits."


Thursday, April 1, 2021 || 7 pm - 8 pm EST


Online via Zoom

Meeting Link: 

Meeting ID: 955 3209 2646

Password: 718655


"Chicago-based musician Joe Goodkin has been performing his unique interpretation of The Odyssey for high school and college audiences since 2002. Drawing on his Bachelor's Degree in the Classics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and his years of writing and performing original rock and acoustic music, Joe has created a 35 minute long composition for solo acoustic guitar and voice, which deconstructs the story of The Odyssey in song, invoking the spirit of the ancient Greek bards who originally brought forth the timeless stories of Odysseus and the heroes of the Trojan War, while making the poem and the circumstances of its creation accessible to modern audiences of all ages."


Want to hear a snippet? Check out Joe Goodkin's music on his official website.




"Odyssey Overview" by Sean Lake (25:47)

TedEd's "Everything You Need to Know to Read Homer's 'Odyssey'" (4:56)

"Classics Summarized: The Odyssey" by Overly Sarcastic Productions (13:35)

"Akalas Odyssey" (58:27) | "Writer and hip-hop artist Akala voyages across the Mediterranean and beyond to solve some of the mysteries behind Homer's monumental poem, the Odyssey."

"Ancient Phorminx - Dr. Nikos Xanthoulis sings Homer's Odyssey" (1:23)


Odyssey 'Round the World YouTube series

  • "Part of Reading Greek Tragedy Online, Odyssey ‘Round the World is a 24-hour event that...feature[s] performances of every rhapsody of the Odyssey, recorded by students, faculty, and actors around the world"
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